Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Election Weekend

I was pretty despondent when I went off to vote, feeling much disappointment in the population and still stuck right back at a rape in Parliament House and feeling that I was the only person still outraged by that event and its handling.

Visits to China and Norway in late 2019 and 2020 had highlighted how far behind we were in even thinking about climate as a population.

So I did a whole lot of retail shopping to lift my spirits. Or should I say, supported the underfunded local primary school?

And I did very well. I, of course, had the sausage in a roll but the playground 'florist' was an excellent addition to the cakes and relish stalls.

No matter what your political leanings, you have to admit Australians need more accountability of their politicians, and regardless of which party, we need an ICAC so our tax dollars are directed into the right places.


At the Writers Festival, there was much jubilation, as you would expect from the educated Arts Sector, many of whom cover politics for newspapers or ran for Parliament themselves. Hearing all the rousing cheers of agreement when they raised the idea that the women of Australia had drawn their line on what was unacceptable made me realise that people hadn't 'moved on', they just weren't talking about it.

It was pointed out that the Anti Trans rhetoric of a certain party was just the updated version of the Tampa/Kids overboard trick by the Howard campaign but the public recognized it as such, and did not approve of being treated as fools. 

It did make me think perhaps the young people are so much smarter than we are. With the media distorting the lens, they still see what's important.

I listened to David Pocock yesterday and was impressed with what I hope is a new kind of MP. I'm not naive enough to think that corruption and power won't be an issue but I do hope the people of this country become the focus, or at least will be able to hold them accountable, and that alone might create better decisions on how our tax dollars are spent.

These people are public servants, and their role is to serve the public. Never forget that. More importantly, don't let them forget that.

Lastly, we really need some Media guidelines and punitive action for misleading the public with so much 'opinion' dressed up as news. It is being said the Australian journalists were asked to leave the press room in Japan because of their 'bad manners' so they also need to  'reflect on your behaviour' (as Mark McGowan said to the National Press Club). We are the consumers of news. We need to demand they actually provide it.

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  1. ...elections are all about promises.

  2. We have the same issues here. I think they are everywhere. It's a shame.

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  4. no matter what country you live in i think we all feel like politicians need to be more accountable!